natural gas extraction

  • Photo of Top Players in Natural Gas

    Top Players in Natural Gas

    Overall, the top 40 natural gas producers in the United States saw a positive year-over-year change in production. At the end of the second quarter this year, the total million cubic feet reported by the Natural Gas Supply Association was 39,797 million cubic feet per day. This was about a 1,500 difference from 2018, which pumped out 37,087 million cubic…

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  • Photo of Plastics Depend on Fossil Fuels

    Plastics Depend on Fossil Fuels

    Nearly 100 percent of what goes into plastic is derived from fossil fuels. The plastic industry is powered by the fossil fuel industry.

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  • Photo of Natural Gas Hitting Records in the U.S.

    Natural Gas Hitting Records in the U.S.

    Natural gas, like other fossil fuels, is formed from the remains of plants and animals that had millennia to decompose. This organic matter is compressed by layers of sand, silt, and rock. It is made up of various components, such as hydrocarbon liquids, carbon dioxide, and water vapor. But the most dominant component is methane.  Ten countries account for more…

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    Fossil Fuel Reserves

    Timelines laid out in BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy estimate the years that coal, natural gas, and crude oil will be exhausted via current extraction and production rates. Coal reserves will “run out” in 2169, oil in 2066 and natural gas will be exhausted two years later in 2068. The answer to how much time civilization has left to…

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  • Photo of All About Natural Gas: The Best Fossil Fuel

    All About Natural Gas: The Best Fossil Fuel

    Fossil fuels such as coal and petroleum have recently fallen under scrutiny for their adverse effects on the environment. There is another side of non-renewable energy that many opposers are not aware of, however, which comes from natural gas.  Natural gas is a fossil fuel that can be made of a combination of methane, ethane, and hydrocarbons. Similar to other…

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